Target has appointed Don Liu as evp/chief legal officer and general counsel, effective August 22.
He will oversee all legal, corporate governance and government affairs for the company, and will report to chairman and chief executive officer Brian Cornell and serve as a member of Target’s leadership team.
Liu replaces Tim Baer who will be retiring in July 2017 after 23 years with the company. Baer joined Dayton Hudson as assistant general counsel in 1994. He will serve in an advisory role for the next 12 months, supporting Liu’s transition to Target.
Liu joins Target from Xerox Corporation where he has served as evp/general counsel and corporate secretary since 2007. Prior to Xerox, Liu was svp/chief compliance officer for Toll Brothers, Inc. and svp/general counsel for Ikon Office Solutions.
“Tim’s leadership has been integral to Target’s success and we are grateful for his years of service. He also developed a strong team of in-house legal talent and was a respected advisor to our board of directors. On behalf of the entire team, I thank Tim for the tremendous contributions he made to our brand and our business,” said Cornell. “As Tim transitions to retirement, I look forward to welcoming Don to our team. His extensive legal expertise as well as his deep business acumen will help us continue to navigate the increasingly complex business environment with the highest standards of ethics and integrity. I know Don will be an excellent addition to our leadership team.”